Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) Series

The Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) began in 1998 and has been funded by a variety of sources over the course of the project. These sources include National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health grants awarded to Duke University, Chinese support, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the China Social Sciences Foundation, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and the China Natural Sciences Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC).

The CLHLS provides information on health status and quality of life of the elderly aged 65 and older in 22 provinces of China. The study was initially conducted to shed light on the determinants of healthy human longevity and oldest-old mortality. Data were collected on a larger percentage of the oldest population, including centenarian and nonagenarian, than had previously been studied, with follow-up waves taking place after two to three years. With the oldest-old sub-population growing faster than any other age group, the CLHLS sought to investigate the demographic, socioeconomic psychological and health status of the oldest-old. The goal of the CLHLS is to determine which factors, out of a large set of social, behavioral, biological, and environmental factors, play an important role in healthy longevity.

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2016
Lv, Y.B.,  Yin, Z.X.,  Chei, C.L.,  Brasher, M.S.,  Zhang, J.,  Kraus, V.B.,  Qian, F.,  Shi, X.M.,  Matchar, D.B.,  Zeng, Y. Serum cholesterol levels within the high normal range are associated with better cognitive performance among Chinese elderly. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 20, (3), 280-287.
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2014
McEniry, Mary . Data sources, measures, validity, and a description of the older adult population. Early Life Conditions and Rapid Demographic Changes in the Developing World. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.
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2013
Bennett, Stephanie,  Song, Xiaowei,  Mitniski, Arnold,  Rockwood, Kenneth . A limit to frailty in very old, community-dwelling people: A secondary analysis of the Chinese Longitudinal Health and Longevity Study. Age and Ageing. 42, (3), 372-377.
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2012
Feng, L.,  Li, J.,  Ng, T.-P.,  Lee, T.-S.,  Kua, E.-H.,  Zeng, Y. Tea drinking and cognitive function in oldest-old Chinese. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 16, (9), 754-758.
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2012
Pham-Kanter, Genevieve,  Goldman, Noreen . Do sons reduce parental mortality?. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 66, (8), 710-715.
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2012
Qiu, Li,  Sautter, Jessica,  Gu, Danan . Associations between frequency of tea consumption and health and mortality: evidence from old Chinese.. British Journal of Nutrition.
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2012
Wen, Ming,  Gu, Danan . Air pollution shortens life expectancy and health expectancy for older adults: The case of China. Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 67, (11), 1219-1229.
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2011
Gelernter, Judith,  Lesk, Michael . Use of ontologies for data integration and curation. International Journal of Digital Curation. 1, (6), 70-78.
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2011
Gu, Danan,  Sautter, Jessica,  Huang, Cheng,  Zeng, Yi . Health inputs and cumulative health deficits among the older Chinese. Social Science and Medicine. 72, (5), 806-814.
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2011
Huang, Wei,  Lei, Xiaoyan,  RIdder, Geert,  Strauss, John,  Zhao, Yaohui . Height, Height Shrinkage, Health at Older Ages and SES: Evidence from China. Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference 2011. New Haven, CT.
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